Posts, reactions, and tributes to the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush.
TODAY Show tribute
The love between George H.W. and Barbara Bush was one for the ages. Watch them share their love letters on TODAY in 2011. pic.twitter.com/mqko7VRH6s
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 18, 2018
Presidential historian Michael Beschloss
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) April 18, 2018
Former President Bill Clinton
Barbara Bush was a remarkable woman. She had grit & grace, brains & beauty. She was fierce & feisty in support of her family & friends, her country & her causes. She showed us what an honest, vibrant, full life looks like. Hillary and I mourn her passing and bless her memory.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 17, 2018
Former President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama
We’ll always be grateful to Mrs. Bush for the generosity she showed to us throughout our time in the White House, but we’re even more grateful for the way she lived her life — as a testament to the fact that public service is an important and noble calling; as an example of the humility and decency that reflects the very best of the American spirit.
She’ll be remembered for passing those American values on to her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren — and to the countless citizens whom she and George inspired to become ‘points of light’ in service to others.
Business Council of Alabama CEO Billy Canary, who worked in the White House under President George H.W. Bush.
I was blessed to have known this beautiful person. From the many campaigns, the opportunity given to me to work in the White House for the President, my duties in coordinating their First Families activities during the Inaugural and the many times we visited over the years. I”ll never forget the encouraging presence she was in the West Wing.
I had tremendous respect and love for Barbara Bush incredible class and grace and a remarkable sense of humor. She was a beautiful light that will shine in the lives of all she touched. I know we will all grieve over this loss as will our Nation and her family. I am praying for her family as we mourn her death and celebrate her memory.
ALGOP Chairman Terry Lathan, who interacted with Mrs. Bush as part of her work with the Republican National Committee
A shining light to all who knew her, Mrs. Bush will be deeply missed. Her great American and family legacy she leaves behind is a true testament of a lifetime filled with grace, strength and a strong love for our country. Our hearts and prayers are with the former first family during this time. Barbara Bush was a true American patriot, matriarch and role model for our nation.
Meeting the Bushes at their Kennebunkport home in 2016, they wanted ind pix of the RNC chairs. Mrs. Bush was watching, directing us where to stand and said "Take off your sunglasses!" to all. She was in charge! And she had a Jeb! Sticker on her walker- mom first. #alpolitics pic.twitter.com/n6oldEjkE4
— Terry Lathan (@ChairmanLathan) April 18, 2018
Gov. Kay Ivey
“I am saddened to hear about the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush. She was a dynamic Republican woman, as First Lady she lead an effort to increase family literacy, an issue she championed to this day. She was matriarch of the Bush family, that produced governors and a president. Her life is a shining example of how strong women can serve their country and help improve the lives of all Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bush family and all of America tonight.”
Sen. Richard Shelby
My deepest condolences to the Bush family following the loss of former First Lady, Barbara Bush. She was a remarkable woman. Her legacy and service to our country will never be forgotten.
— Richard Shelby (@SenShelby) April 18, 2018
Rep. Martha Roby
Barbara Bush led a remarkable life, and her legacy will impact our country for many years to come. My prayers are with the Bush family during this very sad time. https://t.co/tn8VdkPYVR
— Rep. Martha Roby (@RepMarthaRoby) April 18, 2018
Rep. Bradley Byrne
What a wonderful woman. I certainly admired her as a citizen, but especially as a son who had a tough but lovable mom. God bless her. The prayers of the nation are with the Bush family. https://t.co/7LgUHOS9Y9
— Rep. Bradley Byrne (@RepByrne) April 18, 2018
Rep. Robert Aderholt
I’m very sad to hear of the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. She was the rock of the Bush family and I know she will be deeply missed. My sincere condolences to the Bush family.
— Rep. Robert Aderholt (@Robert_Aderholt) April 17, 2018
Rep. Mike Rogers
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Bush family tonight after the passing of Mrs. Bush. She was a strong woman, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and proud American. She served her country with poise and dignity and will be sincerely missed.
— Mike Rogers (@RepMikeRogersAL) April 18, 2018
Rep. Terri Sewell
Sending my prayers and condolences to the Bush family on the passing of Barbara Bush, former First Lady and classic act who changed the lives of millions with her focus on literacy. #RIPBarbaraBush https://t.co/qgwrsGERI4 pic.twitter.com/dg7JnUfZbi
— Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) April 18, 2018
Rep. Mo Brooks
May First Lady Barbara Bush rest in peace and may God’s comfort be with the Bush family at this difficult time. https://t.co/Np5mSAKWzE
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) April 18, 2018